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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“beach trail” (163 reviews)
“great hike” (105 reviews)
“razor point” (74 reviews)
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12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family loves hiking in nature and often times it can be boring with miles of hiking to get one great view. Torrey Pines offers great vistas from almost every point on any trail. We visited on a Sunday so there were many other people...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to reflect and enjoy a Pacific sunset. You can hike the cliffs walk the beach or just sit and take it all in.

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the beach at Torrey Pines, since we live in a community in Florida called by the same name. It was a dreary day, but the surf and the beach were nice to sit and watch the waves and surfers.

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is vast and beautiful, on the coast,lots of walking trails, so much to see, and it is all gorgeous. Have a picnic, a long hike, stroll by the ocean - the options are many

Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked a couple of the trails on the bluffs toward the ocean. Great views. Trail was slightly busy but no bad in January. We drove back down to the beach area and walked along the cliffs. Rock formations and sand color variations were very...More

Thank tamara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Torrey Pines State Reserve Extension Area deserves a separate entry here as it's located in a separate space across Los Penasquitos Lagoon from the main park/reserve. I just discovered the extension today and certainly will go back for more excellent birding, no dogs, young...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked Torrey Pines and were in awe of the views from ever vantage point. Safe trails for younger folks too.

Thank michellecA6175ZG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends took us to take a hike here as it is one of their favorite local spots. We walked out along the beach and walked back up through the upland area. Being easterners the environment was new and exciting to us. There were many people...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This may be the most beautiful location for a hike have ever seen. We arrived early and enjoyed our hike down to the beach. On our way bake the park became quite crowded which somewhat reduced the enjoyment. However, I am still really pleased we...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is a short distance from downtown San Diego. There are walking trails. Beautiful cliffs to look at the ocean. Nice beaches to play. You can watch sky gliders. Parking is not too bad. We spent about half a day driving and walking. Nice...More

Thank russkwtx
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Jim H
27 December 2017|
Response from 2beans2000 | Reviewed this property |
I called the Park Ranger The South Fork Trail is wheelchair accessible The Discovery Trail goes around the lodge as well The ranger also said that there's a listing online search online for torreypine org and then choose... More
13 November 2017|
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Response from cwbayuk | Reviewed this property |
I happen to be in San Diego, and the weather is wonderful. There are storms coming in, so I would suggest that you bring with you some sort of light coat.
26 October 2017|
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Response from 2beans2000 | Reviewed this property |
YES, at the ranger lodge at the top of the trail heads and also at the ranger station at the entry to the park